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 United States Interagency 
 Council on Homelessness          
April 22, 2016
New Resource: Engaging & Supporting Landlords through Risk Mitigation Funds  

Apartment buidingPrivate landlords can play important roles in your local efforts to end homelessness. And like any partners, they must be effectively engaged and supported. 

In the first of a two-part series on landlord engagement, our Seattle-based regional coordinator, Katy Miller, discusses the benefits of risk mitigation funds.

Then read about how
Denver, Orlando, Portland, and Seattle are using risk mitigation funds as one part of their landlord engagement strategy.
   
Stay tuned as we release more resources on the role of landlords in ending homelessness, including an upcoming webinar on risk mitigation funds!
 
Council Discusses State-Level Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness, Progress on End to Youth Homelessness 
             
Community Presenters at April Council meeting On April 12, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness convened for its first meeting of 2016. Among other topics, the Council heard from two state Medicaid Directors -- Kate McEvoy from Connecticut and Betsy Aiello from Nevada -- on innovative new state-level strategies to end chronic homelessness. 
 
 
USICH Announces New Deputy Director
   
We are thrilled to announce that Jasmine Hayes has been promoted to Deputy Director!

Jasmine has been serving as Policy Director for USICH, overseeing our work on preventing and ending youth and family homelessness. 
 
 
 
 
Join Us in Hampton, VA, Next Thursday for a Day-Long Forum on the Role of SSI/SSDI Benefits in Ending Homelessness!

On April 28, join Executive Director Matthew Doherty and Policy Advisor Lind say Knotts -- along with SSA Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin and speakers from t he Vi rginia Governor's office, SSA, VA, HUD, the SOAR TA Center, and the Virginia Housing Alliance -- as we explore the strategies Virginia is  using to end homelessness statewide, and best practices like those highlighted in Key Strategies for Connecting People Experiencing Homelessness to SSI/SSDI Benefits.  
 
To participate in this event, you must RSVP today!